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Android 11 picks up steam: 1 in 5 devices in the US have already updated to the latest OS

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The StatCounter web traffic analysis service has summed up the results of February for Android versions of smartphones and tablets.

The Android operating system and manufacturers of devices based on it have long been criticized for not being stable enough and quickly outgoing updates. Google is actively working on this and in December announced a record – Android 11 became the fastest version of the OS in terms of adoption rate.

Android 11 picks up steam 1 in 5 devices in

The stable version of Android 11 was released to the public on September 8, 2020. And now, six months after the release, the situation with updates is as follows.

In the US, every first of the five Android devices has been updated to the latest OS. More than 20% of smartphones and tablets received Android 11. The newest OS has already almost overtaken Android 9 Pie, but Android 10 is still noticeably ahead of it. The top 3 looks like this:

  1. Android 10 – 37.43%
  2. Android 9 Pie – 20.48%
  3. Android 11 – 20.29%

Google and Samsung took part in the updates especially intensively. If we take only smartphones, then the share of Android 10 is 39.16, Android 11 is knocked out to second place with 22.09%, and Android 9.0 Pie falls to third from 19.87%.

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Internationally, Android 11 isn’t doing so well yet. Android 11 has not yet gained enough share to move out of the “rest” category with all OS versions out of the rating, represented by the dotted line in the graph and barely overtaking Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is in fourth place, with a share of 5.4%. If we consider only smartphones, without tablets, then Android 11 even entered the Top 5:

  1. Android 10 – 42.71%
  2. Android 9 Pie – 20.07%
  3. Android 8.1 Oreo – 9.46%
  4. Android 11 – 20.29%
  5. Android 6.0 Marshmallow – 5.3%

Just for comparison, according to Apple statistics on February 24, 80% of iPhones are already running the latest iOS 14, and 70% of iPads are running iPadOS 14. iOS and iPadOS 14 were released on September 16, 2020.

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Published the first live photo of the virtual reality helmet Sony PlayStation VR2

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Published the first live photo of the virtual reality helmet

The PlayStation VR2 virtual reality helmet has not yet got a release date, but its photo has already appeared on the network. Developers from Bit Planet Games have published a photo of new items. True, then they promptly deleted the photo, but copies have already been distributed over the network.

Published the first live photo of the virtual reality helmet

The new helmet is being created for the PlayStation 5 console, although many hope to be compatible with the PC. The novelty is expected to receive OLED displays with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 per eye, support for HDR, a frequency of 120 Hz and a viewing angle of 110 degrees. The novelty is also credited with eye tracking and a single data and power cable, while the new controllers will receive adaptive triggers and an advanced vibration mechanism.

The new helmet is said to support Horizon Call of the Mountain, No Man’s Sky, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: Retrebution and Resident Evil Village. Other games are also expected to appear.

There is no exact release date yet, it is assumed that the helmet will appear in the first half of 2023. He is credited with a cost of 400 euros.

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Valve has quietly degraded some Steam Deck, although it claims that gamers will not feel the difference

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Valve has quietly degraded some Steam Deck although it claims

Valve recently announced that it plans to double Steam Deck shipments in the coming months. However, it seems that this may not be to the liking of users. Reportedly, some new 256GB and 512GB storage Steam Deck models will now ship with PCI Express 3.0 x2 SSD instead of PCI Express 3.0 x4. This halves the read and write speed.

Valve has quietly degraded some Steam Deck, although it claims that gamers will not feel the difference

Valve responded to this information and stated that during testing they did not notice any effect on gaming performance. It’s hard to say if this is true yet, but it can be assumed that slower drives will increase the loading time of level games.

It’s funny that this happened in parallel with the company’s statement about why you should not put long SSDs in the console. After all, for this it is necessary to remove the thermal pads, which can lead to overheating of the power system.

To find out which SSD is installed in the console, you need to go to the list of drives and the SSD model will be visible on the right panel. If E13T is not listed in its name, it is most likely a slower version.

Not only Valve creates portable consoles. The Chinese brand Ayaneo is preparing a Next II solution with discrete graphics and powerful processors.

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The world’s first portable game console with a discrete graphics card. Ayaneo Next II will be available on AMD and Intel platforms

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The worlds first portable game console with a discrete graphics

Thanks to the Ryzen 6000U processors, a lot of portable game consoles with excellent performance will appear on the market in the near future. But the new Ayaneo company shows that you can do without the new AMD processors.

The world's first portable game console with a discrete graphics card.  Ayaneo Next II will be available on AMD and Intel platforms

The console called Next II will be released at the end of the year and will offer the most unexpected configuration. The fact is that this will be the first portable set-top box with a discrete graphics card!

The novelty will be available either with a combination of a Ryzen 6000 processor and a Radeon RX 6000 3D card, or with a pair of an Intel Alder Lake CPU and a DG2 GPU, that is, the Arc family.

Unfortunately, there are no details, but we can assume that we are talking about the Radeon RX 6300M ​​and Arc A350M or A370M. And it’s still not very clear whether it makes sense to use such components in a portable set-top box, especially considering that there is a Ryzen 6800U.

There are no other technical details about the console yet, but it is known that it will be very large, and the price will be very high.

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